Year 3 Weekly News 7.6.19
In English this week the children have learnt how to create a non-chronological report about spiders. They have learnt how to use organisational devices such as main title, subheadings, captions and bullet points, as well as using the features of a non-chronological report such as writing in present tense and third person, using technical vocabulary, using conjunctions to explain, using general nouns and using a variety of sentence types (e.g. rhetorical questions). The children have produced some incredible reports about spiders and we have made them into class books, well done Year 3!
In maths we have been learning to use the bar model to represent a subtraction calculation in order to help us solve it. The children have used this for basic subtraction and then to compare two sets using subtraction (e.g. how many more marbles does Harry have than Bill). They have used the column method to complete the calculation, focussing on honing their regrouping skills.
In topic, the children have learnt about the journey of food through the digestive system. They have labelled the main parts of the digestive system and have learnt what each part does e.g in the stomach, acid breaks the food down further. They have also learnt about the skeleton and its 3 main purposes - movement, support and protection. They learnt which bones protect e.g. the ribcage and skull, which bones support our body to be upright and how joints and muscles enable us to move. Last of all, the children have learnt about the heart and circulatory system.
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Write a report about either the digestive system or the heart and circulatory system using what you have learnt in topic lessons in class. Don't forget to use the features of a report that you have learnt about in English this week.